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Warner, Julie – Journal of Literacy Research, 2016
This 14-month study examined the phone-based composing practice of three adolescents. Given the centrality of mobile phones to youth culture, the researcher sought to create a description of the participants' composing practices with these devices. Focal participants were users of Twitter and Instagram, two social media platforms that are usually…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Writing (Composition), Asynchronous Communication, Computer Software
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Palkki, Joshua; Albert, Daniel J.; Hill, Stuart Chapman; Shaw, Ryan D. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the content and intended audiences for educational sessions offered at MENC biennial conferences in order to illuminate trends and topics in professional development. The researchers performed a content analysis of each session (N?= 2,593) using program booklets from conferences between 1988 and 2008,…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Professional Development, Music, Music Education
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Daly, John A.; Redlick, Madeleine H. – Communication Education, 2016
Listeners evaluate well-delivered presentations more positively than those that are poorly delivered. In today's world, presenters often face challenging questions and objections from listeners during or after their presentations. Surprisingly, while there are a number of theoretical reasons to anticipate that how presenters respond to objections…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Audiences, Speeches, Communication Skills
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Corby, Emma-Kate; Campbell, Marilyn; Spears, Barbara; Slee, Phillip; Butler, Des; Kift, Sally – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This article investigates the perceptions of 156 students who were victims of both traditional and cyberbullying (117 female, 45 male), ages 10 to 17 years, as to which form of bullying was more hurtful. Overall, students perceived traditional victimization to be more hurtful than cyber victimization. Reasons identified in the data to explain the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Preadolescents
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Birnie-Smith, Jessica Rae – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2016
This paper examines the language choice and ethnic identity construction online of four young Chinese Indonesians from West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The study draws on a combination of Social Identity model of De-individuation Effects (SIDE) theory and audience design theory to formulate a hypothesis about participants' linguistic behaviour within…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Ethnicity
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Fukumura, Kumiko – Developmental Psychology, 2016
We examined 2 hypotheses concerning the development of "audience design" by contrasting children with and without autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) in referential communication. The 2-stage hypothesis predicts that the ability to use contrastive size adjectives for ambiguity avoidance develops separately from and faster than the ability…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis
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Chikoore, Lesley; Probets, Steve; Fry, Jenny; Creaser, Claire – Higher Education Quarterly, 2016
This paper takes a cross-disciplinary perspective in examining the views and practices of public engagement with research by UK academics. Using a mixed method approach consisting of a survey questionnaire and interviews, the paper identifies the range of audience groups that can potentially be engaged with by academics, and shows that some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mixed Methods Research, Surveys
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Samanian, Kouros; Nedaeifar, Hoda; Karimi, Ma'soumeh – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
As previous studies suggest, titles of works of art have generally proven to be influential elements in reading and interpretation of the artworks. In the exhibition context, titles can be considered as a physical component of the museum or art gallery's space. According to the relatively new approaches, learning, being a subcategory of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Art, Prior Learning, Learning Processes
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Budd, Natasha – Research in Drama Education, 2016
This report details examples of praxis in the creation and presentation of "Joy Fear and Poetry": an intermedial theatre performance in which children aged 7-12 years generated aesthetic gestures using a range of new media forms. The impetus for the work's development was a desire to make an intervention into habituated patterns of…
Descriptors: Poetry, Aesthetics, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Ma, Ting-Lan; Bellmore, Amy – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2016
To examine cross-cultural differences in behavior upon witnessing peer victimization and the reasons behind the behavior, this study evaluated the responses of early adolescents from both the United States and Taiwan. Two questions were addressed: (1) Do adolescents in Taiwan and in the United States differ in their willingness to help peer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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AbiGhannam, Niveen; Kahlor, LeeAnn; Dudo, Anthony; Liang, Ming-Ching; Rosenthal, Sonny; Banner, Jay L. – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2016
This study explored the expectancies and motivations that prompt audiences to attend a university science lecture series. The series features talks by science experts from the host campus and around the USA. Each lecture typically attracts between 300 and 600 attendees, including middle and high school student groups, university students, and…
Descriptors: Expectation, Motivation, Informal Education, Science Education
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Parrott, Samuel M.; Simmons, Amy L. – Texas Music Education Research, 2016
Many attendees of live classical music concerts are experiencing programmed music for the first time and some are unfamiliar with the performance genre itself, particularly if their backgrounds do not include formal music training. Because listeners are less likely to enjoy music they are hearing for the first time, it could be beneficial for…
Descriptors: Singing, Audiences, Programs, Printed Materials
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Mendelowitz, Belinda – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
This study explores how collaborative writing for a digital platform can enable students to (re) imagine audience. Although in the context of process writing peer feedback is foreground, in practice, its effectiveness is uneven. The digital revolution offers new opportunities for alternative peer feedback through collaborative writing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Collaborative Writing, Creativity, Cooperative Learning
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Rosewarne, Lauren – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2015
Since their inception, film and television have been accused of having all kinds of magical powers to alter behaviour, coerce malfeasance and encourage debauchery. Decades of media theory later, the powers of persuasion are in fact thought to be much more modest. One area where popular media is considered to be particularly influential is…
Descriptors: Films, Sexuality, Television, Sex Education
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Katz, James E.; Halpern, Daniel – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
This study aims to assess the effectiveness of immersive environments that have been implemented by museums to attract new visitors. Based on the frameworks introduced by telepresence and media richness theories, and following a constructivist-based learning approach, we argue that the greater the similarity of an online museum experience is to…
Descriptors: Museums, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Teaching Methods
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